Visit beautiful, mountainous, coastal West Cork and stay in our cosy converted schoolhouse

Visit beautiful, mountainous, coastal West Cork and stay in our cosy converted schoolhouse




May 2011

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Beautifully converted old schoolhouse in the Borlinn valley of West Cork, Ireland. Four double/twin bedrooms; one bathroom, one shower room; well equipped kitchen, perfect for the most ambitious of chefs; oil central heating; cosy lounge with warming woodburning stove; sunroom with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and countryside; flower garden, greenhouse and vegetable patch.

About 11 miles from Bantry town, in the heart of West Cork, a region of lush vegetation, palm trees and semi-tropical flowers. Hemmed in by high mountain ridges, an azure blue sea and cascading mountain streams, it is a place of unparalled beauty where the landscape changes with every mood of wind and sky. In this breathtaking splendour of mountain scenery, hilly pastures, meandering streams, lakes and woods, where megalithic monuments and ruins of monastic settlements dot the country-side, visitors can find peace and tranquility. The landscape is mountainous with parallel ridges running through the various peninsulae to the sea - mainly in an north-east/south-west direction. The rest of the terrain is occupied by valleys, hidden glens, hills, fast running rivers, woods and forests.

The climate is very mild with moist Atlantic breezes giving a medium to heavy rainfall. The influence of the Gulf Stream of warm sea water has a pronounced effect on the climate allowing the growth of semi-topical vegetation and foliage which can be savoured in the many gardens both private and public.

Touring routes are numerous and include the breathtaking scenery of the coastal routes around each of the peninsulas, spectacular winding roads through the mountains, cliff-face roadways, and the unrivalled vistas of mountain lakes, waterfalls, fast running rivers, prehistoric monuments, ancient castles and Christian settlements, forts and stately homes with their majestic gardens.

The Bantry and West Cork character is considered the most friendly, helpful, outgoing, quick witted, generous and possessing the gift of unlimited conversation with a great sense of humour.West Cork is recognised as one of the last bastions of true Irish hospitality. You are assured a warm welcome.

Hi! We're Jenny & Eric Clarkson. We moved to Ireland in 1994 from our farm in Yorkshire where we ran our B&B, tearoom and basketmaking workshop. We're retired from nursing and draftsmanship, with loads of experience of life and travel. We've lovingly restored our beautiful old schoolhouse, grow our own vegetables and now run it as a B&B. Our days are filled with walking, animals, gardening, homebaking, basketmaking, volunteer work for our local animal charity, drinking cups of tea with friends and enjoying our rich life.


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